Mandolin for tomatoes? Blender, juicer recommendations?

sophiemaeSeptember 14, 2012

I'm tired of uneven tomato slices. Is there such a thing as a mandolin that slices tomatoes? Or should I just use a tomato slicer? Do those things actually work?

I also need to get a new blender for my green smoothies. My B&D, which I loved for a long time, just started producing dark grey particles in the pitcher. I finally figured it must be gasket gunk, or some such, somehow creeping in from the bottom. Anyhow, I don't need any secret ingredients.

I'm saving my pennies for a nice juicer. Wish the Jack LaLanne was as good as they claim. I'm cheap thrifty, love pulp in my juice and hate complicated cleaning. Is there a perfect juicer for me?

Much obliged for y'all's input. 8-]


Sophie ^i^

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Sophie, also try the Cooking Forum. This forum is pretty slow, but the Cooking group is very active.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cooking Forum

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 9:56AM
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I have this French mandoline from Lee Valley Tools. It ain't cheap, but is extremely sturdy, and the cutting width is infinitely variable. Keep in mind that it is very difficult with any tool to cut soft tomatoes uniformly thin, but otherwise, this gadget is great for all veggies, and it collapses quite flat for easy storage.

Can't help you with a juicer, but my blender is a VitaMix 3600+ which is now over 25 yrs old and quite retro looking. Still love it, and after the passage of that amount of time, I've almost forgotten what I paid for it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lee Valley French Mandoline

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 10:49PM
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OXO good grips makes a hand held tomato slicer. Our customers like it very much. Adjustable width, can go in the top rack of the dw. I have had my Jack LaLane juicer for quite a few years. I love it. The hopper is large and can accommodate larger fruits so there is very little chopping before hand. The "blade can also go in the dw as well as the collection container. Don't know what you read about them that is negative, but I have and continue to have nothing but good to say about my JL juicer. NancyLouise

    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 9:41AM
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